22 January 2021
Ralph Waldo Emerson quoted, “Every artist was first an amateur.” Just like when cryptocurrency was introduced over a decade ago, it was very new and in a way amateur. Over a period of time, cryptocurrency and its underlying technology are not only known but widely used, it has made its way in various industries such as tourism, finance, and has influenced many to acknowledge the space of this new digital currency world. One of these is the world of art - cryptocurrency and blockchain have also created an impact in this space - a space of creativity brought into life! The influence of cryptocurrency and blockchain has also led to creating CryptoKitties, CryptoGraffiti, The Bitcoin Monument and RarePepes.
In this blog, we are going to show you The 4 Art-Inspired Crypto Creativities:
CyptoKitties is a popular game of digital collectibles based on the platform of blockchain technology. The blockchain games enable its users to purchase, collect, trade and breed its virtual kitties. It consists of adorable creatures that are breedable, collectible and every cat on the platform is 100% unique. CryptoKitties are created through Photoshop while it is created and traded on the Ethereum network. However, as a user, you don’t have to be a developer to create a cryptokitty, all you need is a male and female CryptoKitty card in order to breed which is based on Generic Algorithm. The concept was created by the Axiom Zen studio in the year 2017 and has been limited to 50,000 Gen 0 Kitties. CryptoKitties is one of the first blockchain games in the world.
The curators at ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe included the artwork of cryptokitties in the cryptoART playground for the Open Codes group exhibition.
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CryptoGraffiti is an American Bitcoin activist artist that inspires people to acknowledge Bitcoin as an alternative to the traditional financial system through his artwork. He is stated to be one of the first artists that inspired people through his work in the subjects of cryptocurrency and blockchain.
The artwork of CryptoGraffiti has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg, VICE, CNNMoney, Bitcoin, Coin Telegraph, Art Daily, International Business Times, CoinDesk and many such more.
3. The Bitcoin Monument
The statue has been created by Aleksander Frančeškin and Selman Čorović in the city of Kranj in Slovenia unveiled a statue that it is inspired by the Bitcoin logo which is placed in the heart of the city at the centre of a roundabout. It is stated to be the first crypto-inspired monument and it was funded by the Bitstamp - a crypto exchange and 3fs - a digital product studio.
4. Rare Pepe
Rare Pepe is a collection platform existing for viewing purpose of Rare Pepe imagery. It is based on the artwork of the American artist and cartoonist Matt Furie and consists of images that are photoshopped of the frog - the Pepe in countless situations and including memes and unusual frogs images.
Rare Pepe was established by the International Federation of Pepe Distribution in the year 2015 and it also consists of RarePepe wallet to trade cards with cryptocurrency so as to collect the series, instead, the wallet can even hold an entire series collection due to its browser client.
On a YouTube show Coin Interview hosted its Episode 23: “RarePepe with Theo Goodman” with the foundation member of RarePepe, he explained,
“Rare Pepe blockchain trading cards is all about free speech, and the freedom, and the power of the blockchain to empower everyone to get Rare Pepes. So you might have heard from the Anti-Defamation League that Rare Pepes are hate speech. But through the power of the blockchain, they are immutable. So we are able to have our free speech as we want. Also, it shows that the blockchain and these assets have use.”
Technologies are unpredictable, it is either developed or replace, it may come and go but art is eternal - the mark of cryptocurrency and blockchain has not only inspired the world of art but has also inked its merit.